Remember the old commercials – “there’s an app for that!” Well, these days, there really is an app for almost anything. Of course, not all apps are created equal – whether they’re time wasters, make you feel bad about yourself, or don’t work as advertised. But, life is all about adding joy and value to our days, so having apps that help us with the things we have to get done is something we only benefit from. One task in life most of us dread is housework; thankfully, there are apps that streamline this process for us and help us out. Let’s take a look at some of them.
The OurHome app is unique in that it encompasses every task that needs to get done in the home, and it can assign different apps to different people in the household. If you have a substantial home and you have a large family as well, OurHome simplifies everyone’s to-do lists.
From simple tasks like taking the trash out for trash day to deep cleaning the bathroom, this app helps you all get it done together. You can keep track of the progress of tasks getting done, and the app even lets you choose a reward when you’re finished.
Just like the app mentioned above helps you get everyone in the household on the chore lists, Homey helps teach your children to get involved in running the home. Homey works by rewarding children for completing their chores. This app makes setting up tasks for your little ones easy and paying them within the app as an allowance or a reward. Everyone in your family will have a profile within the Homey app, and it’s not only user-friendly but also incredibly kid-friendly.
With children being younger and younger and understanding how to work devices these days, you could introduce Homey to some children as young as four and five. With its sleek design and ease of use, especially if your family lives a minimalist lifestyle, say “goodbye” to the clutter of a physical chore chart and “hello” to apps like this!
With more and more people choosing to live the Jungalow lifestyle with a ton of houseplants these days, you can’t live without the Greg app. This app makes it
incredibly easy to learn how to care for your different plants and learn more about them. Plants need to be watered at different intervals and live in other parts of your house. Taking care of a ton of plants, while rewarding, is a tremendous task, and this app makes it a lot easier to schedule watering and fertilizing.
As you branch out from Pothos and Spider Plants to more involved houseplants like the Dragon’s Breath plant or String of Pearls, Greg will be by your side the entire way. Learning more about plants is fun for the individual or a great way to get your kids more involved and excited about the natural world.
4. Laundry Day
You know the feeling when you accidentally throw wool in the dryer for the first time and turn your favorite sweater into a toddler fit? Or do you just struggle with adequately caring for your garments based on textile in general properly? Laundry Day is pretty amazing and can come in handy if this sounds like you.
The app lets you scan the garment tag and then decipher the care instructions for you, making sure all of your clothes have well cared for the way they were intended to be. Primarily if you invest in a lot of high-end clothing instead of fast fashion, wear silks, linens, or other delicates, an app like this could save you serious money by protecting the investment in your clothing.
5. Home Routines
If you don’t need so much motivation as keeping things neat and organized, Home Routines is an app that you’ll quickly benefit from. This app helps you feel like you’ve got a handle on the chaos of everything that needs to get done by making simple checklists and prioritizing them for you. It also sends you gentle reminders when tasks still need to get done and gold stars for those you have completed. No matter how old you are, receiving a gold star for a well-done job always feels great!
Depending on your age, the ways that technology can help us may take some getting used to, but in the end, they benefit you greatly. Running a household takes a lot of work and planning so let these apps lighten your load. Happy downloading!